Fat Les – Vindaloo
Football often produces some utter tripe when it comes to music but every now and again something magical happens.
1998 saw a wealth of football songs including the brilliant Lightning Seeds track Three lions and Black Grape’s England’s Irie.
Why? Well, it was France ’98 and the nation had a real belief that we could win it.
Fat Les was actually comedian Keith Allen, Blur bassist Alex James and artist Damien Hirst.
Vindaloo sounded like a hooligans anthem but even with its fairy nonsensical lyrics it portrayed a multicultural message of England.
Vindaloo got to number 2 in the UK charts.
Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers – That Sounds Good To Me
Jive Bunny was a phenomenon in 1989 scoring three number one singles and they didn’t stop there.
1990 would see them enter the charts another three times although not quite hitting the same heights.
You could argue that they were one of the first Mashup artists and if you think their careers ended soon after you would be wrong.
Jive Bunny would later change their name to The Tidy Boys and go on to dominate the Hard House scene all over the world.
That Sounds Good To Me reached number 4 in the UK in 1990.
Green Jellÿ – Three Little Pigs
Heavy Metal isn’t something you would really expect in a Novelty chart hits list but Green Jellÿ made an exception.
Their classic version of the nursery story got huge amounts of airplay on MTV helping it into the charts.
The Pigs were a bit different from the original of course.
The Straw House pig had escaped a farm to live in LA.
The Stick House pig was a stoner preacher from Venice Beach.
The Brick House pig is the son of a rock star with a Hollywood mansion.
They eventually kill the big bad wolf by calling Rambo.
It was nuts but utterly brilliant at the same time and Three Little Pigs reached number 5 in the UK charts.